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Are Russia and the US giving a green light to an independent Kurdish state?

Immediately after his return from the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a key security meeting and then chaired the cabinet in order to announce Turkey's counter-measures against the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) bid to vote for independence on Sept. 25. 

Iraq crisis has stopped escalation of US-Turkey tension

We do not yet know whether U.S. President Donald Trump's Sept. 21 message - in which he said he had "become close friends" with President Tayyip Erdoğan and relations between the two countries were "at their best level ever" - really is good news for those hoping for an improvement in Turkish-American relations.

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting North Korea's Trading Partners

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday targeting North Korea's trading partners, calling it a "powerful" new tool aimed at isolating and de-nuclearizing the regime, Fox News reports.

The president announced the order as he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider joint measures against KRG referendum

Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking "coordinated counter-measures" against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq. 

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